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Forest entomologist or a plant pathologist

Lake States
Posted 7 days ago

Employer: USDA Forest Service

Location: several potential duty locations within the St. Paul, MN Field Office footprint

Outreach response deadline: February 10, 2023

Full position description and outreach response instructions

Outreach summary:

Individuals that respond to this outreach will be contacted via email with specific vacancy announcement information when it becomes available. Note: the window for submitting applications may be less than a week. 

If you are interested in this position, please complete the outreach response form and return it to James Jacobs ( by February 10, 2023.  Note, this outreach is for a single position but may be filled as either a forest entomologist OR a plant pathologist. A successful candidate may choose among several potential duty locations within the St. Paul Field Office footprint listed in the attachment.

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Job summary:

One of the major duties of this position is specializing in damaging insects or diseases relevant to the area covered by the St. Paul Field Office (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana). The individual serves as the point of contact for cooperative forest health programs and offers technical assistance to federal land managers. Some of the activities in this role include reviewing and monitoring forest health grants and cooperative agreements, representing FHP and the Forest Service on state and regional committees, preparing and reviewing environmental analysis documents, coordinating management activities with Federal and State agencies, and participating in local, state, and federal technical and operational meetings. This work requires some overnight travel.

Duties associated with this position also include the following:

  • plan, coordinate and conduct insect or pathogen detection, evaluation, prevention and suppression projects for native and non-native insects or diseases,
  • provide site-specific technical assistance to land managers concerning forest insects or diseases, including the development of management recommendations and alternatives to reduce impacts,
  • and more…

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